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Motorola XT420 Licence Free Radio

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This radio does not include a charger. You have the choice between including a single charger when purchasing the radio for £15 (+VAT) or a 6-way charger.

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Regular Price: £99.99

Special Price £89.99


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Detailed Information

The XT420 is a license free two way radio from Motorola. Built to IP55 standards the XT420 is rugged and reliable, with a limited Ingres of dust whilst also being protected against jets of water from all angles. Meeting Military Standards (MIL-STD-810 C/D/E/F/G) the radio is built to withstand a variety of working conditions, this going hand in hand with the fact that the radio is water-resistant allowing it to continue working in even some of the worst working environments.

A channel capacity of 8 allows for sufficient use for a small team, whilst also offering customised channel announcements to allow the user to be notified of the channel they are switching to. VOX Voice Activation capabilities means that the radio can be used hands free, either solely through the radio or also with a compatible accessory such as an earpiece that supports voice activation.

The Motorola XT420 is compatible with the previous XTNi model, meaning that should you already have a fleet of the radios then it will work right out of the box with them. Offering crisp audio via a 1500mW speaker, quality of reception remains constant in high noise or harsh conditioning working environments. The XT420 comes as standard with a Li-Ion battery and a belt holster, the charger is an additional purchase should the user need it.

Features Explained

Digital Basic Privacy

Basic Privacy uses a fixed "key" which is set when the radio is programmed, of which there are 255 possible "keys". Whilst this level of privacy is technically basic encryption, it's nevertheless relatively insecure. Comparable to analogue 'inversion' scrambling, it will prevent the 'casual' listener from hearing anything, but does not guarantee against eavesdropping.

 Basic Digital Privacy is built-in to the Motorola XT420.

Channel Scanning

Channel scanning enables the user to monitor a number of channels and respond when a transmission comes through. The scan feature can usually be programmed to include or exclude channels from the scan. Scanning fewer channels makes the scan faster.

A common example is when there is a private channel and community channel programmed. This is usually the case for a shop which is a member of the local business crime reduction (or shop-watch / pub-watch) scheme. The radio would "scan", or alternate between, both channels. Normally, they might only use channel 1 for their own private use within the organisation. But when a transmission (or call) comes through on the local business crime reduction (or shop-watch) scheme channel becomes active. Then within a few seconds the radio would revert back to it's original channel 1.

Digital hybrid radios can usually scan either or both digital and analogue channels simultaneously. This allows for an extremely flexible scan facility where the user can monitor many channels across both analogue and digital modes.

 Channel Scanning is built-in to the Motorola XT420.

Voice Activation (VOX)

Voice activation, commonly refered to as VOX, allows the user to initiate the radio to transmit, simply by using their voice. Some radios only allow VOX capability via an external audio accessory such as an earpiece or headset which is VOX-enabled or has a VOX button.

Activating Voice Activation or VOX

There are two possible ways of enabling voice activation (VOX). The first is that we can program a VOX-enable / VOX disable button on the radio. The other option is that we supply an audio accessory, an earpiece or headset, that has a VOX button. Contact us for more information about this.

Programming May Be Required

There may be programming required to activate VOX on your radio. In any event, please talk to our knowledgeable staff and we will be able to offer advice on VOX activation.

 Voice Activation (VOX) is built-in to the Motorola XT420

Motorola XT420 Function Diagram

Motorola XT420 has all the functions you would expect from a professional grade two way radio. That includes tri-colour status indicator, volume/on-off switch, channel select, large textured PTT button and heavy duty two-pin Motorola accessory connector.

Motorola XT420 Function Diagram

Motorola XT420 Battery

Motorola XT420 has a very secure battery attachment.

Motorola XT420 Battery Attachment

Motorola XT420 Holster

Motorola XT420 is supplied with a belt holster.

Motorola XT420 Holster Diagram

Motorola XT420 Charger & PSU

Motorola XT420 has an optional charger & PSU.

Motorola XT420 Charger & PSU

Motorola XT420 Drop In Charger

Motorola XT420's drop in charger is easy to use.

Motorola XT420 Drop In Charger

Motorola XT420 For Healthcare

Motorola XT420 is ideal for use in healthcare centres.

Motorola XT420 For Clinics & Healthcare Centres

XT420 For Maintenance

Motorola XT420 is great for maintenance teams.

Motorola XT420 For Maintenance

Motorola XT420 For Schools

Motorola XT420 is supplied with a belt holster.

Motorola XT420 For Education

Motorola XT420 For Education

Motorola XT420 For Education
Motorola XT420 For Education

FREE Radio ID Labels Supplied & Applied

For no extra cost, we supply labels with all of our radios.

Our labels are unique in that they have a space where you can write on them with a sharpie-type permanent marker. You can either use this space to write a radio number or apply a dymo label for example. These labels ate 100% free of charge

Don't Want FREE Radio ID Labels?

Note: If you would prefer that we did not apply these labels to your radios, you must tell us when ordering as they are non-removable.


Technical Information

Included In The Box Radio, Battery and Belt Holster.
Accessory Connector MA - Motorola (2-Pin)
Display Non-display
Analogue or Digital Analogue
Band (VHF or UHF) PMR446
Frequency Range N/A
Channels 16
Signalling Type CTCSS, DCS
Voice Activated Yes
Ingress Protection IP55
Commodity Code 8525600000 - Transceivers
Type / Group Handheld Radio
Weight 180.0000
Brand Motorola
Model XT420
Manufacturer Part Number XT420
Replaces XTNi

Motorola XT420 Accessories

Here are just some of the accessories available for the Motorola XT420. For the full list of accessories, pleae see our dedicated Motorola XT420 accessories category.

Radiotronics Extra Value CP040/DP1400 Covert Acoustic Tube Earpiece
Motorola 00117 XTNi & XT420 Series Headset
Motorola 00118 XTN446, XTNi & XT420 Earpiece & Microphone
Motorola 00168 XTN446, XTNi & XT420 Headeset
Motorola HKLN4599A D Type XT Series Earpiece
Motorola PMNN4434AR 2100mAh XT420 & XT460 Battery
Motorola PMNN4453AR 3000mAh XT420 & XT460 Battery
Motorola HKLN4510A XT420 & XT460 Belt Clip Holster
Motorola 1.75" Two Way Radio Leather Belt Only
Motorola HLN6602A Universal Nylon Two Way Radio Chest Pack
Motorola RLN4570A Break-Away Chest Pack
Motorola RLN4815 Universal Utility & Two Way Radio Belt
Motorola PMLN6393A XT420 & XT460 Single Charger
Motorola PMLN6385 XT420 & XT460 6-Way Charger
Motorola XT420 Remote Speaker Microphone
Motorola VARSMLDP1 Remote Speaker Microphone
Motorola XT420 Refurbishment Front Cover
Motorola HKKN4028AR XT420 / XT460 Radio to Radio Cloning Lead
Motorola HKKN4027A XT Series Programming Cable
Motorola PMLN7221AR Nylon Carry Case


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